2021 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Hyundai Tucson

Silver 2021 Kia Sportage and blue 2021 Hyundai Tucson

The 2021 Kia Sportage appeals to the masses with its comfortable interior, ample cargo space, and powerful engine lineup. The Sportage can be a perfect match for any kind of driver, which is just one of the reasons why this Kia crossover continues to be a top performer here at Friendly Kia in New Port Richey, FL.

One of the Sportage crossover’s top competitors continues to be the Hyundai Tucson, a competing model with similar proportions and style. The Kia Sportage has added a new range of options for the 2021 model year, which you can find below in this 2021 Kia Sportage vs 2021 Hyundai Tucson comparison.

2021 Kia Sportage


2021 Hyundai Tucson

2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine Base Engine 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine
181 horsepower | 175 pound-feet of torque Power Specs 161 horsepower | 150 pound-feet of torque
2.0-liter turbocharged engine (240 horsepower) Available Engine 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine (181 horsepower)
Available Smart Power Liftgate™ Not available
Available All-Wheel Drive Available
8-inch touchscreen Standard Infotainment Center 7-inch color touchscreen
30.7 cubic feet/60.1 cubic feet Cargo Space (Rear seats up/down) 31 cubic feet/61.9 cubic feet
LX, S, EX, SX Turbo Trim Levels SE, Value, SEL, Sport, Limited, Ultimate

Kia Sportage Goes Dark for 2021

The newest members of the Kia Sportage lineup are the all-new Sportage Nightfall Edition and Nightfall Edition Premium. This darkened trim grade brings stealth style and premium features into two exclusive packages that build on the Sportage S trim level. Both of these Nightfall Edition packages add the following exclusive features:

  • Gloss Black radiator grille with Piano Black frame
  • Special Black badging
  • Piano Black fog light surrounds
  • Piano Black Front and rear bumper trim
  • Piano Black side sills and skid plates

The Sportage Nightfall Edition Premium package adds even more to the Sportage S trim, bringing in the top-tier technology features that are found in the EX Trim and optional EX Technology package.

Looking at the 2021 Kia Sportage in comparison to the 2021 Hyundai Tucson, the Sportage will appeal to drivers looking for ample power on the road. The Sportage comes standard with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine beneath its hood and up to 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque on tap. This engine option is available in the Tucson lineup as the lineup’s top option. The base Tucson offers just 161 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. Power-hungry drivers will be attracted to the available 240-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine in the Sportage.

For more information on the 2021 Kia Sportage or the all-new Nightfall Edition model options, contact a member of the Friendly Kia team today.